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Licinius I, 11 November 308 - 18 September 324 A.D.
Heraclea, the Greek city of Perinthos, later known as Heraclea Thraciea to distinguish it from Heraclea Pontica, is now Marmara Ereglisi in the European part of Turkey. The Roman mint was established by Diocletian shortly before his reform and was in use until the times of Theodosius II. Dates of operation: 291 - 450 A.D. Mint marks: H, HERAC, HERACL, HT, MHT, SMH, SMHT.
BB16195. Billon follis (large), RIC VI Heraclea 48b, EF, flat areas, 1st officina, Heraclea (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, weight 6.642g, maximum diameter 25.7mm, die axis 0o
, 310 A.D.; obverse IMP C VAL LIC LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate head right; reverse GENIO IMPERATORIS (to the guardian spirit of the Emperor as Commander in Chief), Genius standing slightly left, head left, nude but for chlamys over shoulders and left arm, kalathos on head, pouring libations from patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, star left, HTA in exergue; very nice sharp Genio detail
, partial flat strike; scarce
Catalog current as of Thursday, August 22, 2019.
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